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  • Semmens, J., G. Pecl, R. Villanueva, D. Jouffre, I. Sobrino, J. Wood, P. Rigby. 2004. Understanding octopus growth: patterns, variability and physiology. Marine and Freshwater Research, 55: 367-377.
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